Theres not going to be a macbook Pro update is there? :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dan0903, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Dan0903 macrumors member

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    ive waited 3 months, and my gut says if anything is to be said after randy newman it will be goodbye.

    £950 for an inferior (albeit sexy) laptop?, jog on .








    *hopes gut feeling is wrong*
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I would not be surprised to see Apple launch a refreshed MacBook Pro next Tuesday, after the MacBook Air has had a week in the sun.
     
  3. benpatient macrumors 68000

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  4. brokenlighter macrumors member

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    No the MBA is not using penryn.

    I think I am going to order the MBP 2.4 right now.

    I am tired of waiting.
     
  5. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

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    anyone reckon this could be a marketing ploy by apple?


    >Potential MPB buyers, having waited for days/weeks/months await Macworld for an update so they buy macbook pro

    >Macbook pro update not shown.

    >sick of waiting and seeing no possible update on the horizon (no future events soon are there?) decide to go ahead and buy MBP.

    >apple shift many units of now obsolete MBP's, after target sale is reached, apple quietly roll out the update on its site ala MacPro.
     
  6. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Looks like I will be buying an old intel Mini to tie my daughter over while we're waiting for the new MBP (her old PC's shot). Will $100 get me something she can use for surfing and iTunes?
     
  7. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    No -- you are WAY off. Apple is selling the MBP's like HOTCAKES.

    They do not have a Backlog of "Obsolete" stuff.

    You judgement is in error.

    Just One Month Ago, PCWORLD rated the MBP 17 a BEST BUY among Windows PC Laptops. Apple's sales are up 40% this past year. What do you think people are buying? Hint: it's NOT Mac Minis, or Mac Pros.

    It's iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

    You will wait a long time for significant update.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,123729-page,1-c,notebooks/article.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,135062-page,1-c,notebooks/article.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136649-page,3-c,notebooks/article.html
     
  8. DragonRomeo macrumors newbie

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    Sadly... Apple is still a business.

    But, then again, Steve Jobs understands the customer before he understands the product (eg. iphone price change ~> itunes "gift card" / AppleTV ~> Apple TV Take 2 w/ a $70 price drop)

    And I would like to believe he's not in it to lose customers as the frustration would cause a rush to Apple stores like... a scene from 300.

    Like a good business man, Steve Jobs understands loyalty over market share... didn't he take the job without a confirmed salary?
     
  9. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

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    chill, twas just a theory.

    and the MBP sells well because yes, it is a great model, however, its long been overdue an update.

    Like most people on here, i dont think we can expect anything too massive (not like a redesign).

    but it makes good business sense to get 'rid' of as many soon to be 'out of date' macbookpros before bringing new ones in?

    Hence why i THINK, they have pushed the penryn model back a few weeks.
    To highlight the MBA at macworld, and also make many waiting Mac owners shell out now for their MPB's.
     

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